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Kylie Jenner has issued a statement saying both she and Travis Scott are “broken and devastated” after eight people tragically lost their lives at the Astroworld music festival in Houston, Texas, where Travis was performing on Friday night.
As well as the eight people who were killed at the sold-out concert – who were reportedly aged between 14 and 27 – approximately 300 people were also injured after the crowd unexpectedly rushed to the stage shortly after 9 pm during Travis Scott’s set. The concert was reportedly attended by 50,000 people.
“Travis and I are broken and devastated. My thoughts and prayers are with all who lost their lives, were injured or affected in any way by yesterday’s events,” the 24-year-old beauty mogul, who is currently pregnant with her and Travis’s second child, wrote on Instagram on Sunday night.
“And also for Travis who I know cares deeply for his fans and the Houston community,” Kylie added, before confirming that neither she nor Travis were aware of the chaos when he was performing, which she was also filming.
“I want to make it clear we weren’t aware of any fatalities until the news came out after the show and in no world would have continued filming or performing.
“I am sending my deepest condolences to all the families during this difficult time and will be praying for the healing of everyone who has been impacted.”
Travis Scott also posted his own statement on both his Twitter and Instagram accounts…
“My prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened at Astroworld Festival,” the 30-year-old rapper wrote.
“Houston PD has my total support as they continue to look into the tragic loss of life.
“I am committed to working together with the Houston community to heal and support the families in need. Thank you to Houston PD, Fire Department and NRG Park for their immediate response and support.”
There will reportedly be several investigations looking into what happened, with drone footage from the event set to be examined in the coming days. According to Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, “There are a lot of unanswered questions”.
“Over the next several days, several weeks — could be even longer — we’ll take an in-depth look at everything that took place, why it took place, what steps we can do moving forward to mitigate an incident of this kind from taking place at any other point in time,” Mayor Sylvester Turner added in a statement.